Most Christians hear the word "worship" and think "Sunday morning singing". But why does God need to sing nice things about him anyway? Is He really so insecure? If we dig in a little we learn that worship is SO much more than singing and it's not for God's benefit at all. In fact, worship is the only logical response to recognizing the character of God.
We have this myth in America that we can do it alone, that we don't need anyone else. Well, a quick examination of just about anything in life proves that myth false. When that bad idea makes its way into the church it can wreak havoc. God is glorified when we work hard to glorify God with "one mind and one voice".
(Watch Online) "Church" doesn't evoke the enthusiasm that you read about in the pages of Scripture. Not a whole lot of people get excited and more than a few are even suspicious about the whole endeavor. It's because we've have bought into myths and misunderstandings about what it is and what it is for. What is church? The answer should blow us away.
We'll be asked lots of important questions in our life. But none are more important than the question of who do we believe that Jesus is?
(Watch Online) We're impressed by people who are skilled, it could be art or athletics, fixing cars or building houses. We all know people who are skilled at life. They get how things work. The Bible calls being skilled at life "wisdom". How do you GET wisdom?
We like to compare ourselves to one another, especially when it makes us look good. We might not call ourselves "the greatest" but that's essentially what we're fighting for. Jesus has something to say about that mentality.
(Watch Online) Audio is from our live, outdoor service. The audio may reflect this. Nobody likes being wrong but the inability to admit it makes it impossible to follow Jesus. Getting good at being wrong is crucial to our discipleship.
(Watch Online) We live in a culture that is often divided by controversy. As disciples, navigating this controversial landscape can be fraught with difficulty. Jesus asks some important questions that can help us untangle complexity, confusion, and controversy.
(Watch Online) Jesus didn't just hand out answers like he was a walking cheat-sheet for the big questions of life. Instead, he drew people into a transformative relationship with himself by finding people who were willing to give him their hearts.
We're exploring David's song of repentance in Psalm 51. Often, in our sin, not only do we not realize how badly we've messed up but we don't realize how much we're not experiencing God's presence. David's words in Psalm 51 provide a beautiful reminder of God's mercy and renewal.
2 Chronicles 34. Josiah finds a scroll of the Law and realizes they've not been keeping their end of the covenant. What do we learn about revival from a nation who suddenly discovers they've been falling far short of expectations?